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Guide to the Fitch Family Papers, 1838-1878
BANC MSS C-B 357  
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Description
Correspondence and documents pertaining mainly to land claims, some to Rancho Sotoyomi. Also accounts of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Delano Fitch.
Background
Henry Delano Fitch, native of Massachusetts born in 1799, came to California as the manager of the Mexican brig, Maria Ester. He became a Mexican citizen in 1827, was baptized at San Diego as Enrique Domingo Fitch in 1829 and married that same year Josefa Carrillo. In 1832 he applied for lands north of San Francisco Bay. He was naturalized in 1833 and held various municipal positions. In 1841 he was grantee of Sotoyomi Rancho. He died in 1849.
Extent
Number of containers: 6 volumes
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.